F-104F BB+378 WaSLw 10 Norvenich AB 1961

F-104F, construction number 283-5065, model 483-04-08, US serial number 59-5012, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed Aircraft Cooperation (LAC), Burbank; assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale
first flight 1960 with US serial number "59-5012"
shipped to Bremerhaven, Germany August 16, 1960; with train to Messerschmitt-Norvenich
test flight September 9, 1960; acceptance date September 29, 1960 by BABwMTT in Silver-finish colors
BB+378 WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) at Norvenich AB delivery date September 29, 1960
crashed September 6, 1961 at Neckarmühlbach near Gundelfingen, Baden due to lack of fuel
after a navigational error after loss of navigational instruments, both pilots ejected safely; Lockheed C-2 seat
written off; struck off charge order (AVA) April 4, 1962.

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